PERMISSION Sought For Major Tradeston Residential Scheme

17 May, 2024 | News

DESIGNS for a flats development covering an entire city block in Tradeston have been submitted for planning approval.

Wheatley Group are proposing 112 properties for mid-market rent on an undeveloped site bounded by Tradeston Street, Centre Street, Wallace Street and Cook Street.

There would be a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom units, all with balconies. There would be a number of two-storey maisonettes with private main door entrances.

Two blocks blocks are proposed, one of six floors and the other with four floors. Lowther Homes would own and manage the properties.

There are three B-listed buildings next to the site: the former South Fire Station to the north, an abandoned telephone exchange to the east, and the old Clydesdale paint works to the west.

A design document included with the planning application states: “A buffer zone is introduced around the perimeter of the entire block. It is at it’s widest on Cook Street to provide the most relief from traffic noise and pollution as well as to open up views to the two listed buildings on both sides.

“The green buffer on Tradeston Street is the next widest as it is also a busy throughway to access the M8.

“The buffer spaces at Wallace and Centre Streets provide relief and privacy to the ground floor flats and maisonettes located there as well as providing additional amenity space for these units.”

It continues: “The courtyard is a mixture of hard and soft landscaping incorporating the SUDS [sustainable drainage system] strategy green spaces, play areas and parking reserved only for wheelchair units and car-sharing.”

The application is pending consideration by Glasgow City planners.

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